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Street Fight Daily: Square CEO’s Gift, Groupon Expands Point-of-Sale

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Square CEO’s Gift, Groupon Expands Point-of-Sale

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Square’s Dorsey Returns 10% of his Shares (Fortune)… For Groupon, The iPad is its New Passport to Global Markets (Washington Business Journal)… UrbanSpoon Hires New Top Exec, Hopes to Emerge from Restaurant Discovery Pack (PandoDaily)…

Street Fight Daily: Yext Launches Pages, Square Buys Photo App

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Yext Launches Pages, Square Buys Photo App

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Square Buys Photo-Sharing App Viewfinder (PCMag)… Newly Internationalized Yext Launches “Pages” To Help Businesses Sync Their Website Data (TechCrunch)… RetailNext Buys Eric Schmidt-backed Nearbuy Systems (Silicon Valley Business Journal)

Street Fight Daily: Angie’s List Rolls, More Consolidation in Deals

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Angie’s List Rolls, More Consolidation in Deals

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Angie’s List is Killing It: Revenue, Members, Growth — and Stock Price — All Up…  (VentureBeat)… Tippr Is Acquired by nCrowd in Further Consolidation of the Online Deals Space (AllThingsD)… Groupon Pits Itself Against Location-based Services with App Update (Mobile Commerce Daily)…

Non-Profit ‘Independent’ Raises the Bar in New Haven

Noah Davis

Non-Profit ‘Independent’ Raises the Bar in New Haven

In 2006, veteran reporter Paul Bass launched the New Haven Independent as a one-man outfit. Half a decade later, the Connecticut publication boasts nine full-time reporters, runs 20 stories every day, and has a partnership that sees its stories appear in the Spanish-language publication La Voz. Street Fight spoke with Bass recently about the future of the business model, how non-profit local publishers work, and why he thinks Patch was a mistake.

Street Fight Daily: 09.19.11

David Hirschman

Street Fight Daily: 09.19.11

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups…

The online business of serving up daily deals has attracted millions of dollars in venture capital and spurred dozens of clones of market leaders Groupon Inc. and LivingSocial Inc. Now the industry is starting to shake out. (Wall Street Journal)…

“The national and regional coverage of Hurricane Irene was fine before the storm actually passed through my suburban New Jersey town. But then, what I wanted — and needed — to know came from my local AOL Patch site,” writes Harry Jessell. “The lesson here for broadcasters dabbling in hyperlocal websites or mobile apps is that you can’t do it on the cheap.” (TVNewsCheck)…